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At our National Cancer Information Center trained Cancer Information Specialists can answer questions 24 hours a day, every day of the year to empower you with accurate, up-to-date information to help you make educated health decisions. We connect patients, caregivers, and family members with valuable services and resources.
Or ask us how you can get involved and support the fight against cancer. Some of the topics we can assist with include:
Referrals to patient-related programs or resources
Donations, website, or event-related assistance
For medical questions, we encourage you to review our information with your doctor.
As you cope with cancer and cancer treatment, you need to have honest, open talks with your cancer care team. You should be able to ask any question, no matter how small it might seem. Here are some you might want to ask. Nurses, social workers, and other members of the treatment team may also be able to answer many of your questions.
What phase is my chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) in?
What are the chances that my leukemia will come back once I am in remission?
What type of follow-up will I need after treatment?
Be sure to write down any questions that occur to you that are not on this list. For instance, you might want information about how you'll feel during treatment so you can plan your work schedule. Or you may want to ask about second opinions or taking part in a clinical trial.
Taking another person with you and/or recording your talks with the doctor can be helpful. Getting copies of your medical records, including pathology and radiology reports, may be useful in case you decide to seek a second opinion later.